From PwC Deals
In Q2 2017 megadeals played a role in value increases in some sectors. While the number of deals in pharmaceuticals and life sciences and health services was down from Q2 2016, transaction value in both sectors was the highest in more than a year.
Oil and gas also saw vigorous activity in the first half of 2017 despite a decline in oil prices during the period. While volume was modest, megadeals boosted deal value significantly year-over-year in Q2, with many acquirers’ capitalizing on their access to cash.
The insurance sector saw deal value more than triple in the first half of 2017. The industry’s push for revenue enhancement – including divestitures of capital-intensive or underperforming businesses – and interest from non-sector capital are expected to keep feeding a healthy appetite for deals.
John Potter, US Deals Industry Leader, looks at current activity and ahead in our Q2 blog. Be sure to read our full sector reports below for more detailed findings within each industry.
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